‘The Micro’ is a $199 3D Printer Now Funding on Kickstarter

The Micro

High end 3D printers out in the wild already can print some pretty incredible things but at a high cost and commensurate level of complexity. As with any nascent industry, the market’s initial focus was specialists and professionals rather than the mainstream. But that focus is shifting and more consumer-focused 3D printers are starting to push in. The Micro, launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on Monday to raise $50,000, is aiming squaring at the consumer end of the market, with a low cost device that’s undoubtedly pretty basic but which is therefore aiming to be simple and straightforward to use. The Micro blew past its funding goal — and did so in just 11 minutes, according to this tweet. At the time of writing it’s north of $162,000 and counting. The Micro 3D printer has a print layer resolution of between 50 and 350 microns, and a print area of 4.6 x 4.2 x 4.4″. Its on-desk footprint is just 7.3 in³.

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